Spendthrift Farm shuttler Can the Man (USA) has his first foal on the ground in North America.
His colt from Ms Bird Watch (Birdstone – With Hollandaise by Brocco) was born at Breakaway Farm in Indiana last Wednesday. The mare won 3 races and is a half-sister to dual LR Kentucky Downs Turf Dash winner Hold The Salt (Salt Lake). She’s also a half-sister to winners by More Than Ready and French Deputy
The newborn’s connections had originally sold Can The Man as a 2YO when he topped the Barretts Sale at US$320,000.
Can the Man (Into Mischief) was a precocious sprinter-miler winning a Del Mar on debut before a Group 1 placing in the Del Mar Futurity. He closed out the juvenile season with a Listed victory in the Speakeasy Stakes at Santa Anita.
The Bob Baffert trained colt reached a career-high the following season with a wire-to-wire victory in the G3 Affirmed Stakes at Santa Anita. His Group 2 winning dam Smolensk (Danzig) hails from the family of American Broodmare of the Year Best In Show and her champion Australian descendant Redoute’s Choice.
Can the Man stood his initial Victorian season at Spendthrift Farm last year for a Share The Upside fee of $5,500 (inc gst) and for $3,850 (inc gst) on a standard live foal contract.